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There was another edition of the same work, with a different title, printed in 1727 for H. Curll. The edition of 1714 was printed for E. Curll.

130. Qu? The meaning of “ Bonus noches,” 1.6.

131. Llewellyn's men Miracles,' &c. (mentioned in line 22) was published in 1646, and not in 1656.

136--137. The extract, as it is called, from “a modern poem,” with the signature (bottom of p. 137) Mickles Syr Martyn, Can. 1,” is to be found, nearly verbatim, in an old poem called “ The Concu

a second edition of which was printed in 4to. P.71, for T. Davies, in 1769.-The word Ypright,p. 136, line ult. should be “ Ypight,plac'd, fixed. The quotation referred to is incorrectly spelt, and differs materially from the orthography of the Concubine.

150-151. Who is the author (J.T.) of the poetical address “ to Anglers,” inserted in the note to these pages? The same poem is to be found in the “ English Chronicle," N° 8614, for Oct. 21, 1802, under the same signature, and is dated “ Margarete street." The first and last stanzas were omitted in the Chronicle.


156. The Boke of Justices was first printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1515, and by Coplands in 1516. Twelve years before the date of (Robin) Redman's edition,

165. Geassemi. e. spiritus,hence, gas, gheast, ghost.

171. Clɔlɔllll. Should not, or ought not, this numeral to mean 1504, and not 1604?*

* Mickle so entitled the first edition; and afterwards altered it. Editor. * An error of the press. It should have been CIOCINII, Editor.

193. Line last, in notes. John, joth Earl of Shrewsbury, died 1635 and not 1653, as here falsely asserted.

209. Why omit the commendatory verses of “ W. Farrar, è So. Med. Templ.and “ Fr. Oulde, è So. int. Templ.* both of whom contributed commendatory verses prefixed to “ W. Browne's poems," mentioned in the note at this page, as well as the several other persons there enumerated, and two others, anonymous ?

Liverpool, March 4, 1809.

Art. VII. Calia: containing certaine Sonets. By

David Murray, Scoto-Brittaine. At London, printed for John Smethwick, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstans Church-yard, in Fleet street, under the Diall. 1611. 12mo.

These sonnets are appended to the “ Tragicall Death of Sophonisba,” a long poem, in seven-line stanzas, It is conjectured + that the author may have been Sir David Murray, Knt. Gentleman of the Bed-chamber and Groom of the Stole to Henry, Prince of Wales. I This conjecture is principally founded on two sonnets addressed to that Prince, and prefixed to the death of Sophonisba. The second of these I tran

* Because they do not occur in the Editor's edition, small 8vo. 162 3. Editor.

+ See Ellis's Specimens of early English poets, iii. 80, where two of the sonnets are inserted.

I To the latter situation he was appointed in Dec. 1610. See Birch's Life of P. Henry, p. 218. In August 1600, it appears from Birrel's diary, that Sir David Murray was comptroller of the household to James VI. See Dalyel's Fragments of Scotish Hist. p. 50. в в 3

scribe + See Picliminaries to Scotish poems, 1792, Vol. I. p. xxxiii. Ms. A. Campbell, in his Hist. of Poetry in Scotland, notices a copy, at p. 130.

scribe. It is constructed after the Italian model; and
not unsuccessfully.
“Even as the eagle through the empty skie

Convoys her young ones on her soaring wings

Above the azur’d vaults, till she them brings Where they on Phæbus' glorious beames may pry; So, mighty Prince! my Muse now soars on high

Above the vulgar reach to higher spheres,

With this scarce-ripen'd eaglet birth of her's,
Unto the view of your majestick eye.
But if it hap (as hap I feare it shall)

She may not bide your censure's dazling touch;
The higher flight, the more renowned fall;

It shall suffice that her attempt was such :
But if in aught she please your princely view,
Then she attains the marke at which she flew
Your Highnesse most loyall & affectionate servant,

Da. MURRAY." Complimentary verses follow, by Michael Drayton, the well-known poet; by Simon Grahame, the author of the “ Anatomie of Humors;” and by John Murray, who has a MS. volume of sonnets* in the college library, Edinburgh, and who styles himself the “loring cousin” of David Murray. The love-sonnets entitled “ Cælia," which Mr. Pinkerton had not been able to meet with, t are inscribed to Richard, Lord Dingwall, in a metrical dedication which intimates a suspicion that his Lordship’s martial mind would have been

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To these Drummond secms to allude, when he says—« Murray, with others I know, hath done well, if they could be bought to publish their works.” Convcısation with Ben Jonson, in 1619.


more congenially amused if the poet had saluted him with the dread sounds

Of neighing coursers and of trumpets shrill.” He at the same time announces his future intention to impart some subject to his patron's “noble ears,” which shall seem of more worth than these idle and light conceits,

Where youth and folly shew their skil-lesse art." That his poetical conceits were not skil-less the following quatuorzain may show.

« On his being accused by a Gentlewoman for stealing

of a book.

“ Let not thyselfe, faire nimphe!. nor none of thine,

Accuse me of a sacrilegious theft;

For by the world, and by the starry lift, *
And by the honour I do owe thy shrine,
By the infernall spirits and gods divine,

And by the hallowed stately Stigian brayes, f

I never meant, sweete dame, thee to displease :
For why? thy griefe bad likewise then been mine.
If ever aught, deare love, from thee I stole,

I both protest & sweare it was no booke;

No: nothing but a poore inveigling looke,
For which againe I left my freedome thrall.

Then blame me not for stealing of thy books,

you steal hearts-I only steale poore looks.” One of his sonnets was " made, at the author's being in Bourdeaux.” Mr. Alex. Campbell has reprinted another “on the misfortune of Belisarius.” Two others are addressed to the right worthy gentleman and his loving cousin Mr. John Murray.” Another was written “on the death of Lady Cicely Weemes, Lady of Tillebarne.” This is followed by an epitaph, or rather elegy, on the death of his deare cousin, M. David Murray, and a son:ret on the death of his cousin Adam Murray. The following little poem appears to be composed on the plan of one among the Uncertain Authors annexed to Lord Surrey's poems, which is considered by Mr. Warton as the first example in our language, now remaining, of the pure and unmixed pastoral. *

* Sky.


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The Complaint of the shepheard Harpalus.
Poore Harpalus, opprest with love,

Sate by a christal brooke;
Thinking his sorrowes to remove

Oft times therein did looke;
And hearing how on pebble stones

The murturing river ran,
As if it had bewail'd his grones,

Unto it thus began:
? Faire stream, (quoth he) that pities me,

And hears my matchlesse moane,
If thou be going to the sea,

As I do so suppone; +
Attend my plaints, past all releefe,

Which dolefully I breath;
Acquaint the sea-nymphes with the greefe,

Which still procures my death:
Who, sitting on the cliffy rocks,

May in their songs expresse,
While as they combe their golden locks,

Poore Harpalus' distresse.

See Hist. of Eng. Poetry, iji. 31.

+ Suppose,


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